Octopush / Underwater Hockey

LUSAC is not only a scuba diving club, we are also an Octopush / Underwater Hockey Club registered with the British Octopush Association. The question is, what is Octopush?

Octopush is underwater hockey and it is a supreme aerobic game. It was invented in the early 1950s by sub-aqua divers in Southsea who got bored just swimming up and down pool lanes to get fit. The game is now played worldwide. Underwater hockey is fast, furious, fun... and you can join in.

 
 

So, how do you play? Players wear  a mask, snorkel, fins, and water polo hat. They hold a small stick, about the size of a spatula, in a gloved hand. The idea of the game is to use the stick to push the 1.2 kg puck into the opposing team's goal, which consists of a 3 metre tray at the opposing end of a 25 metre pool.

If you're interested in playing octopush with LUSAC, contact us or come and visit us either in the AJ after 22:00 every Tuesday and Friday or at freshers fair. You can come and play octopush with us for just the price of an AU membership! For more infomation, visit the British Octopush Association website.